Lois Wingerson

I am a driven person -- driven to share what inspires me, whether it is the miracle of genetic research (which led to my first published book) or the revolution of remote work (which allowed me to venture on a dream I had never even dared to dream about: working at the edge of wilderness).

I grew up in the Midwest. Besides Dubois and New York City, I have lived in London and Frankfurt, Germany. My husband and I have a son, a daughter, two grandchildren, and a very old dog.

My career evolved from science writing to editing to management. Now I work with teams of others in Dubois to promote a prosperous and healthy future for this gateway town to Yellowstone, while preserving all that is unique and special here.

I love to hike. In fact, I almost live to hike. One of the great things about living in rural Wyoming is the ready access to nature and to wilderness. Medical studies show that simply being outdoors in nature makes us healthier, mentally and physically, and I always crave being out there. When I'm on a trail in the woods, I can't resist moving on past the next turn to see what lies beyond. So often there is a heart-stopping vista.

Edward Abbey said it so much better:  "May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. May your rivers flow without end, meandering ... where something strange and more beautiful and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams waits for you -- beyond that next turning of the canyon walls.”

Indoors, I like to read books. My other passion is music, primarily classical (although I also enjoy listening to jazz and country). I play the piano, the flute, and the mandolin.